I love to watch HGTV. My favorite show is Property Brothers. They are fond of a product called spray foam insulation. You spray it from a machine in between the frame of a wall and it expands and fills the empty space with insulation that will protect the home from the elements.
God's love is like spray foam insulation.
Every one of us is born with a God shaped hole in our hearts.
The hole gets bigger depending on the things that happen to us through out our lives. A dad leaves when his daughter is too little to remember him. An uncle touches his niece in inappropriate ways and threatens to hurt her family if she ever says anything. A mom gets addicted to drugs and her kids leave in a police car to be bounced from foster home to foster home. Kids lay silent in their beds listening to their mama cry as her boyfriend beats her. A teen girl has an abortion and gets rid of the problem so her boyfriend won't leave...and he leaves anyway.
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. ~Mother Teresa
The holes in our hearts are deep and jagged. The knife of hurt, betrayal and evil has left scars and fissures where there should be healthy tissue. We have been hurt too much to trust anyone to fix our hearts so we attempt to close the hole on our own.
We may try to fill it with other things such as relationships, drugs or alcohol, activities and even food but we continue to feel an emptiness until we allow God's spray foam insulation love to expand and grow in our hearts.
God loves you more than you can imagine. He longs to be your Healer, your Friend and the Lover of your soul. He hurts when you hurt. He hates the things that happened to you as much as you do. And, He has the answers- the answers to how to move forward, how to change the patterns in your family so your kids don't grow up the same way, how to learn to love yourself.
Will you let Him in?
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